12 year old boy commits suicide after hearing news of Jiah Khan’s death
A 12-year-old boy in Sriganganagar district committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling of his house on Wednesday, apparently on hearing the news of the death of actor Jiah Khan, who died in Mumbai.
According to the police, the boy, Babu, a resident of Gurunanak Basti in Sriganganagar, woke up on Tuesday morning and was watching television. Babu was a student of Class V in a private school.
“He became depressed after watching the news of Jiah Khan’s death. Later he brought some DVDs of Jiah Khan’s movies and started watching them. In the afternoon, the boy confined himself to a room. He did not even lock the room and hanged from the ceiling fan,” said a police officer on Wednesday.
“He was found hanging from the ceiling and his television and DVD player were on. We have also recovered some DVDs of the film in which Jiah Khan had acted,” said a police officer.
“He was continuously watching the television news related to the death of the actor and even asked his mother why the young actor committed suicide. The mother even convinced him not to take it seriously. Later when the mother got into the kitchen for cooking lunch, the boy committed suicide,” said Ramesh Chand, investigating officer of the case.
The body was handed over to the relatives after post-mortem.
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